Los Angeles, CA, USA

ON TOUR: Head of Rigging - OVO (International Touring Show)

Métiers techniques du spectacle | Technical Show Specialties

Temps plein | Full-Time

Head of Rigging - OVO Tour
Job location: full-time touring show and international travel
Regular position

Reporting to the Technical Director and working in tandem with the Artistic Director, you will be required to:

- Manage all aspects of rigging related to the show;
- Supervise rigging personnel;
- Manage use and maintenance of rigging equipment employed by artists during performances, rehearsals and training periods;
- Maintain integrity of artistic concept.


- Supervise all aspects of artistic and structural rigging in the upper section of the Big Top and the artistic tent during setup, performances and tear-down;
- Act as a backup rigging equipment operator during performances and rehearsals;
- Develop, implement and ensure adherence to a rigging equipment safety inspection program;
- Ensure that rigging and technical staff (Cirque and temporary employees) adhere to standards and regulations pertaining to the safety of rigging equipment and comply with safe working methods;
- Supervise and train riggers;
- Inspect and maintain all rigging equipment and keep records of inspections and modifications;
- Update the rigging archives, inventory, technical documentation and customs documentation;
- Conduct research, order and purchase new and/or replacement equipment in tandem with IHQ;
- Coordinate activities and supervise personnel during the setup and tear-down of rigging equipment;
- Assist with setup and tear-down;
- Assist the Technical Show Manager with hiring new riggers, managing departmental budgets and producing capital expense projections;
- Work with International Headquarters (IHQ) on any technical issues;

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

- College diploma (or equivalent) in live entertainment or theatre production (or equivalent work experience);
- Six to eight years' relevant experience as a rigger, including experience with aerial/human rigging;
- Technical knowledge of rigging equipment;
- Good general understanding of all technical aspects of a show;
- Personnel management experience;
- Knowledge of basic structural loads and forces;
- Flexibility, autonomy, team player;
- Good communication skills;
- Ability to handle contingencies and work well under pressure;
- Ability to work high above the ground (climbing abilities essential);
- Knowledge of Microsoft software for Windows and AutoCAD navigation;
- Available to tour full time and to work in foreign countries.


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